City, University of London

City, University of London

Professional Education

Three types of doctorates are offered by LEaD, namely, traditional, structured and synthesis of prior publications. You will normally register as an MPhil/PhD student and, in due course, be assessed for transfer to PhD registration according to the approved procedures of LEaD and the University. Traditional PhD - The focus of this route is often on academic inquiry and scholarship which requires a significant and original contribution to knowledge. You may have developed your idea and desire to research your topic from practice but the focus is usually on developing the academic knowledge in this area. It requires an extensive study focused on scholarly activity in the area by undertaking empirical research to contribute original knowledge and theory. These theoretical underpinnings may not have been applied to practice but will extend the knowledge boundaries in this area. In this route you will on completion of your study submit a thesis of between 80,000 to 100,000 words. Structured PhD - The focus of this route is similar to that of the traditional PhD but is usually firmly located within a professional discipline and practice. There is an expectation, as with the traditional PhD, that you make a significant and original contribution to knowledge but that this will have a direct impact on professional practice and your research should evidence this. As with the traditional route there is still a requirement to undertake an extensive study. The structured route enables you to take account of changing practice and needs at each stage. Whilst this is completed in stages the different components are all submitted together and would require you to make some final amendments to each to ensure they reflect contemporary practice. Prior Publication - The focus of this route is on those of you who have published in your discipline (often combining research and scholarly activity but over a period of time) and have demonstrated an original contribution of knowledge in this area. This may not have been your original intention but through reflection on your work this has become more obvious. The components of the submission includes the body of published and a supporting document which synthesises the published work and indicate clearly the original contribution to knowledge in no more than 25,000 words.

Entry requirements

You should normally be working in an area of professional education and have a minimum of three years experience of providing professional education so that you can draw upon your practice as well as your theory and use this programme of study to develop your practice.

You are expected to have a good honours degree (normally no less than a second class honours degree from a UK University) in an appropriate subject and/or an MA or MSc or equivalent qualification.

If you consider yourself to be a non-traditional student you may be considered if you can demonstrate substantial research or relevant professional experience/publication.

In addition if you wish to transfer from another recognised PhD programme in a related area you may be considered, if you can demonstrate appropriate progress in your programme and research activity equivalent to the upgrade requirements of this programme. If you are able to meet these requirements you may enter as a direct PhD student.

Course modules

Learning and teaching approaches;
Curriculum studies;
Technology to enhance learning;
Academic Leadership;
Assessment;
Work based learning;
Educational Development;
Professional development for staff;
Educational strategy and management.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (England) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (International) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 5 years

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